The magic management formula for getting stuff done at your veterinary clinic

December 11, 2017
Dave Nicol, BVMS, Cert. Mgmt MRCVS
Dave Nicol, BVMS, Cert. Mgmt MRCVS

Nicol is a graduate of Glasgow University Veterinary School in Scotland. He initially set out with plans to become a surgeon, but almost immediately was drawn into general practice by the interaction with pet owners and the problem-solving opportunities that cropped up each day. Initially, this meant finding and fixing animal problems, but quickly it became clear that there were plenty of problems with how practices worked as well.

Burn through your to-do list the right way with these easy steps from Dr. Dave Nicol.

There's never enough time to knock out all the management tasks at your practice, right? Here's help: Get organized and follow this approach from Fetch dvm360 conference speaker Dave Nicol, BVMS, MRCVS, and you may be able to squeeze it all in. It's as easy as this:

1. Find out what is happening and why it's happening: Get to the bottom of what needs addressed

2. Decide what you're going to do about it: Establish a clear objective

3. Create an action list: Define the steps necessary to take care of whatever is in front of you

4. Review: If the objectives are met, move on; if not, circle back to #2

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Help! I'm being buried by paperwork!

Drs. Nicol and Roark hate your website.

Who should discuss costs with pet owners?

Is that really all there is to it?

"If you can pound through every problem, every obstacle you face, with determination using that structure, you will make minced meat of your management challenges," he says.

Watch the video to hear more (in Dr. Dave's dulcet accent).